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By "fluid and organic" are you saying that each time a new shirt comes out it's like the team represents something different than what they did in the previous ones and fans just kind of go with that, or are you saying that they just support the "badge", and what it's on is irrelevant and insignificant?

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_By "fluid and organic" are you saying that each time a new shirt comes out it's like the team represents something different than what they did in the previous ones and fans just kind of go with that, or are you saying that they just support the "badge", and what it's on is irrelevant and insignificant?

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_Not irrelevant or insignificant, but tinkering with the design of the shirt doesn't change what it is. Its representative of the club and the importance of the club supersedes any 'image' that is created by the shirt. Barcelona?s shirts this year are almost completely removed from anything in their past, yet there isn?t a complete detachment from the history.

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_There are of course limits, complete overhauls are largely met with distain. Cardiff City?s owners changing the kits form blue to red to attract the club to the Asian market led to fans wanting refunds on season tickets, Tottenham fans were aggrieved when a gambling agency?s logo brought red onto their shirts. Many Liverpool fans would take issue if they were to have a throwback to the original uniforms of blue and white quarters as these are the colours of Everton.

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_It also should be noted that not all clubs are blasé when it comes to their change kits. AC Milan?s away kit is always white with a black third kit. Arsenal often has a yellow shirt with blue shorts and many obscure designs are born out of historical or cultural significance. Essentially the thoughts on the designs of kits are far less hog tied to one particular way of doing things, in a way the changes in kits have become quasi-tradition.

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I think it's best understood as "Arsenal is a red shirt with white sleeves, Man U is red and white with a touch of black and Chelsea is all in blue except white socks."

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_It's the general orientation of the kit that matters. Details change within those general parameters, on a regular schedule, but those general rules remain.

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_Those rules are, on average, constant over the decades. Far more than any American sports. Teams thus have the confidence to put expiration dates on their kits, and fans know that when the next one comes out in __ years, it'll adhere to the same basic formula.

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_ If you like a particular kit, enjoy while it lasts. If not, you only have to wait a little. Knowing that when the next ones come out, Arsenal will have a red shirt with white sleeves, Man U will be red and white with a touch of black and Chelsea's kit will be all blue except white socks.

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figure this one out...all adidas t-shirts with LeBron can not have the adidas mark on them. Why does he get a special exemption?

Probably a deal with LeBron/Nike. LeBron says that they can't use his likeness under certain conditions and this must be one of them

Athletes in other sports have opted out of their players' union's licensing agreement, requiring companies to work out deals with them personally. Players such as Barry Bonds and Lavar Arrington didn't appear in video games because EA didn't want to pay them extra to use their likenesses. Maybe LeBron opted out and worked out a deal with Adidas.

Then again, I am looking online right now and see several images of James jerseys and t-shirts with the Adidas logo on them. Can anyone confirm this?

Jerseys & t-shirt jerseys must be exempt from the opt-out. Why would adidas agree to the contract if they knew they wouldn't be able to sell every single NBAPA player's jersey?

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